Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley's LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.
PACKAGING The stunning tri-color vinyl (red green gold) is packaged as a double gatefold LP, allowing for a higher fidelity sound quality that is closer to the original source. The inner sleeve includes forewards written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by author of the book Marley, Christopher Farley.
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Island Records celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the masterpiece that is Bob Marley's Exodus, which was originally released in June of 1977. He recorded the Exodus album in exile in the UK, having escaped an assassination attempt in Jamaica. Exodus transformed Marley's career. A recording of extraordinary creative maturity, the album resonated with audiences around the world. In the UK alone in stayed on the chart for 56 consecutive weeks and included three massive hit singles. Bob Marley was established as the Third World's first superstar, a legacy that survives thirty years after the album's release. Island.
Forced to leave Jamaica after an assassination attempt, Marley recorded this 1977 masterpiece in England; inspired by the recent events in his life, songs like Jamming; Waiting in Vain , and the epic title song became some of the all-time classics of reggae. Disc one is a remastered edition of the original LP plus rare mixes, B-sides and alternate takes. Disc two features five unissued performances from the Exodus tour, two versions of Punky Reggae Party and Keep On Moving (recorded in '77 with Lee Perry) and Marley's Exodus radio advertisement. An awesome expansion of what Time magazine called "the album of the century!" In 1999, Exodus was rightfully voted the most important album of the 20th century by Time magazine. This is the visionary Bob Marley masterpiece, a concept album that distills the myriad experiences of both our daily lives and collective unconsciousness into 46 minutes of aural perfection. The deluxe CD reissue of Exodus has been flawlessly remastered from the original recordings and s...
Catch a Fire Catch a Fire stands alongside some of rock's great debut LPs. Of course, the Wailers had been making great low-budget records for years in Jamaica--first as a vocal trio and then as a band--but this first effort for Chris Blackwell's Island label in 1973 is the one that broke reggae music into an international market (and finally gave them some dough as well). Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" had been a major pop hit in America and Europe the year before via a cover version by Johnny Nash, priming the market for reggae, but nothing prepared the world for Marley songs like "Concrete Jungle" and "Slave Driver," which fully revealed Marley's seemingly mystical political militancy. Marley's magic was already there, for sure, but Peter Tosh's "Stop That Train" and "400 Years" both display why Tosh and Marley together made a peerless reggae music team. --Bill Holdship